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Warm Cookies of the Revolution is a place to eat warm cookies and discuss important topics with strangers — but organizer Evan Weissman also describes the event as a “civic health club.” “That term is pretty foreign to most people,” he acknowledges. “We merge civic issues with fun programming. We conceptualize it as a place where, like going to a gym for your physical health or a religious institution for your spiritual health, you come here for the community’s civic health.”

And for Warm Cookies of the Revolution: The Joy and Pain of Labor, Weissman is tackling some of the most important areas of civic life: being born and working. “We’re talking about how we value work,” he says. “So we’ve got deciding to have a child, getting pregnant, carrying a child, the actual birth, and life afterward, once the child is born. And then we’re talking about work in general — our workplaces, how we structure labor, how we decide what we do and how we get remunerated for that.”

Experts on hand will include doulas and midwives, business owners and freelance workers, but Weissman notes that since it’s a participatory, conversational event, attendees can bring their own expertise to the table, too.

Warm Cookies starts at 6 p.m. at the McNichols Building, 144 West Colfax Avenue. Admission is free; RSVP at warmcookiesoftherevolution.org.
Wed., March 19, 6 p.m., 2014

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